Botox® cosmetic is an injectable product that can easily reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in different areas of the face. It can soften the appearance of brow furrows and restore the youthful appearance of the eyes by eliminating unsightly crow’s feet.
At Quintessence Plastic Surgery, we have years of experience with using Botox® to help patients maintain that fresh, youthful appearance that we are all striving for. We can provide you with the professional aesthetic care you need to result in a positive Botox® experience.
What Is Botox®?
Botox® is a cosmetic product derived from Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium found in natural settings. Botox® contains a neurotoxin produced by Clostridium botulinum known as botulinum toxin type A. This toxin is capable of causing temporary muscle paralysis.
Facial muscle contractions are an underlying cause of wrinkle formation. After the muscles have contracted in the same manner over and over for years, they stiffen. It becomes difficult for them to relax back into their natural positions. Botox® prevents the muscles from contracting, thereby allowing them to finally relax, smoothing away facial lines, such as frown lines and crow’s feet.
Ideal Botox® Candidates
Ideal candidates for Botox® treatments include individuals with noticeable static facial lines who would like to rejuvenate their appearance. This includes older individuals who want to maintain a youthful appearance and younger people trying to combat the early visible signs of aging. Botox® is safe to use on both men and women.
Botox can be used to treat an array of common facial wrinkles. It can improve the appearance of:
- Horizontal frown lines on the forehead
- Crow’s feet
- Vertical brow lines
- Chin wrinkles
- Bunny lines on the nose
- Harsh vertical neck bands
The Botox® Treatment Procedure
The entire Botox® treatment process only takes around 20 to 30 minutes to complete. It is non-surgical and only minimally invasive. A topical numbing cream can be applied to minimize any discomfort.
Several intramuscular injections of precise amounts of Botox® will be made in the areas of the face that were discussed during the initial consultation. Botox® patients aren’t administered any local or general anesthesia and can go back to their normal daily activities immediately.
In most cases, patients start experiencing results within a couple of days after the treatment. Your Botox® results will continue to improve over the coming weeks. In most cases, Botox® lasts for around three to four months.
While a recovery period may not be required after Botox®, some patients do prefer to rest for around an hour after their treatment. There may be some redness around the injection sites. It is best to avoid physically demanding activities for at least a day after the session. You should also avoid scratching or massaging the areas where Botox® was injected.
Schedule a Botox® Consultation Today
If you have noticeable lines and wrinkles on your face that have you feeling self-conscious about your appearance, contact Quintessence Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation for your Botox® treatment. We are here to provide you with the professional aesthetic care you need to reach your beauty goals.